The current presentation continues the cycle on contemporary sculptural practice. The works by John Armleder, Stefan Burger, Valentin Carron, Edward Krasinski, and Manfred Pernice on view are 3D construction, or found objects integrated into scenic displays in space which become installative sculptures.
Curator Judith Welter
Collection on Display presents selected works from the collection of the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art. The current presentation from the collection continues the cycle on contemporary sculptural practice we launched last year. The works by John Armleder, Stefan Burger, Valentin Carron, Edward Krasiński, and Manfred Pernice on display in the third and final chapter of the exhibition are exemplary of today’s creative production in sculptural art.
We are delighted to present a series of works by Valentin Carron —who represents Switzerland at this year’s Venice Biennale— that has never been on display at the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art. Also shown for the first time are newly acquired works by John Armleder, Edward Krasiński and Manfred Pernice.
In recent years, issues of sculpture have been a major focus of the exhibition programming at the museum and our efforts to enlarge its collection. The three-part presentation of works from the collection brings together works that raise questions concerning the possibilities of sculptural production.
As a genre, sculpture—whether figural or abstract—occupied a central position in the history of art from the classical age to the modernist era. As the art historian Rosalind Krauss has argued, since the onset of postmodernism, the conception of sculpture has been expanded as its boundaries have become blurry—sculpture has quite literally been knocked off its pedestal. Sculptural work has expanded into a variety of media and materials, exploring the possibilities of space.
Some of the works on display in the third chapter of the exhibition examine sculpture as a threedimensional construction in the exhibition space; others address the conditions imposed on art by the museum framework. Manipulated or found objects integrated into scenic displays in space become installative sculptures. These dispositives stimulate reflection on the characteristic features of sculptures.
Image: Valentin Carron, Stark gefrässig nervös, 2010. Polystyrene, fiberglass, acrylic resin, acrylic paint 299 × 123 × 93 cm
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Opening: May 3, 2013, 6–9 pm
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